SUSS-08C046: Post medieval button

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BUTTON

Unique ID: SUSS-08C046

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Incomplete copper-alloy two-piece button, originally bi-convex and hollow; now only the front and the edge of the back survives. The front and back are made of thin sheet and were soldered together. The front is decorated with a central raised pellet, which is holed and partially missing, surrounded by a dashed circle within an eight pointed star or sun. There are three further concentric circles surrounding the sun, two closely together (the inner of which joins the points of the rays) and one near the edge of the button. The button is now 24.0mm in diameter, 8.0mm thick and weighs 2.1 grams. Read (2005) p. 70-73 illustrates similar examples (e.g. no. 284) and suggests a 17th- to 18th-century date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2007

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Firle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4707
Four figure Latitude: 50.843857
Four figure longitude: 0.086587
1:25K map: TQ4707
1:10K map: TQ40NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2005 Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700 Langport Portcullis Publishing 70-73 284

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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